771 million people

in the world do not have clean water close to home.

We're collaborating with local partners to find the best solution for getting clean water to every global community.

Sadia collecting water from the PSF (Pond Sand Filter) project. The water in the Shyamnagar region is saline, and so it is unsafe for drinking. PSF is a simple technology in which water is pumped from a pond and passed through a number of chambers containing sand and gravel. The treated water is safe for drinking. Kathamari, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh. September 2018.;
WaterAid/ DRIK/ Habibul Haque

1.7 billion people

in the world do not have a decent toilet of their own.

We prioritize the poorest and most marginalized people, to ensure no one is denied this basic human right.

Olivia, 8, standing in front of the sanitation block at her school in Antsakambahiny village, Manjakandriana commune, Madagascar, January 2023.;
WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

2.3 billion people

in the world lack soap and water for handwashing at home.

Good hygiene promotion is one of the most effective ways to improve global health. That's why we support hygiene education programs across all our projects.

Young girl washes her hands at an outdoor handwashing station.
WaterAid/ Tariq Hawari

There are lots of ways to help us reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.